Bravo to Philip Dawdy, giving a voice to the Seattle Weekly with an
excellent article regarding the medical use of marijuana ["Club Pot
Med," Aug. 16].
"The Pacific Yew Act" was signed in 1992 by George Bush Sr. to ensure
that federal lands would be available for harvest and long-term
conservation of the Pacific yew tree. The bark is a reliable source of
Taxol, which has saved countless lives. It is used primarily in cancer
patients, commonly for breast cancer. The Pacific yew tree is native
to the Pacific Northwest.
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